It is mildly bemusing that politicians in Israel and (the US) move right of center to get elected. It's what the people want. Once elected, they veer wildly to the left to the detriment of civilization.
This may well be Livni's attempt to snatch victory from the hands of likud. But I do not think they can pull that off. You can't fake integrity and courage for terribly long. Olmerde and company do not have the spine, the fortitude, the soul to fight for the Jewish people. (Olmert said that the action was intended primarily to improve the security of the residents of southern Israel - so we now what that means, he will cave when the pressure gets too intense). We saw this in the summer of 2006, the last time Islamic jihad declared war on the Jews.
Israel should rout her enemies and take out Iran's nukes NOW. Before it is too late. But these dhimmi Jews just don't get it and they will continue to appease their executioners.
That's my take.
Jordan killed 10,000 to 25,000 "Palestinians" in one month (September 1970)- that's more "Palestinians" in than Israel killed during the three years of increased Palestinian homicide bombings that began with al dura hoax - the second intifada, in the fall of 2000. The brutality of the Jordanian Army toward Palestinian dissidents and terrorists was far more egregious than anything Israel has ever done but these details have little relevance to the antisemitic narrative being spewed by the left and their media propagandists. (more here) hat tip Joel
Middle East Map
(hat tip Nancy)
22 Totalitarian Arab/Islamic Countries
One Tiny Non-Arab/Democratic Country – Israel (in red, below)
Arab Countries – Oil Rich
Israel – No Oil Reserves
Arab Countries Have 800 Times More Land Than Israel
Israel is Only 1/6 of 1% the Size of the Arab Lands
It is so small…it is 1/19th the size of California
Israel: The Most Disputed strip of Real Estate on Planet Earth!
22 Hostile Arab/Islamic Nations Allied With 1.4 Billion Muslims Worldwide
One,Tiny Jewish Nation On The Entire Earth - Israel
In its six decades of history, clouded by almost uninterrupted warfare against it, Israel has made many mistakes:
1. Relinquishing the Sinai to Egypt
2. Relinquishing Southern Lebanon to Hezbollah
3. Relinquishing Gaza to the Palestinians
And the greatest mistake of all:
*Relinquishing Gaza to the "Palestinians"
Since Israel forcibly kicked all Israelis out of Gaza and gave it to the Palestinians, the Gazans have launched daily rocket attacks on the Israeli city of Sderot. These attacks are upon peaceful civilians, innocent men, women and children who are merely trying to live a productive and peaceful life.
As you can see from the map above, the one thing Israel does not have enough of is land. Giving up land in the hopes of having peace has done nothing but give Israel’s enemies closer access to its eventual annihilation. When in the history of the world has a country given up land they captured in a defensive war launched against it by surrounding enemies? Only in Israel has this happened. So great is their quest for peace.
All 22 Arab Nations incite daily in their (non-free) press for Israel’s destruction. Children in the 22 Arab Nations are being raised with a goal of becoming suicide bombers – killing as many Israelis as possible as they die a martyr. Their mothers celebrate their deaths and the countries hail them as heroes – other children collect trading cards with their pictures and descriptions on them much the same as American Children used to collect baseball cards.
Ahmadinejad in Iran promises to ‘wipe Israel off the map.’ He denies there was a European Holocaust that killed six million Jews while he plots and plans to carry out a second one. He is rapidly working on Atomic Bombs for just that purpose. We should believe him when he says that is his goal…but no one seems to be. We should have believed Hitler when he wrote about his intentions to get rid of all Jews…but no one did.
Much thanks to Nancy who pulled this together